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Put down that Monkey Wrench and direct a video for Foo Fighters!

01.04.2011

Thanks to a heads up from Jim Law, we have some cool news on a band I really love-- Foo Fighters.

Obviously us news editors here on JoBlo don't do a lot of music writing but many of us do share music videos on Movie Fan Central quite often. What if ones of those videos we passed around was directed by you? Extra bonus: it's a video for Foo Fighters!

Well if you are an inspiring filmmaker who happens to love some Foo, then you might be interested in this opportunity. The band will shoot several different promos for each track from their upcoming album so you can get a feel for the new songs. This is how lead singer Dave Grohl explains it, "I had this idea that instead of going and spending a ton of money on one video made by a director who's done it a trillion times, why not split up the cash and give it to the fans and let the fans make 11 different videos for the band? Instead of just making one video as the album comes out, we (will) have 11 different videos for the 11 songs on the record." So that means 11 people have a shot at this. Why not give it a try?

The contestants must submit their videos to the band's official website by the end of the month. Winners will be announced on February 23.

P.S. I'm convinced that Dave Grohl can do anything. That man is so damn talented.

Extra Tidbit: Favorite Foo Fighters song and video? My favorite video would be a tie between "Big Me" and "Everlong". "Walking After You" would probably be my favorite song aside from their cover Prince's "Darling Nikki".
Source: Tornoto Sun

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7:36PM on 01/05/2011
This man continues to try and reinvent himself with every band or artist he plays with. I love him, I love his music, and I obviously love this idea. :)
This man continues to try and reinvent himself with every band or artist he plays with. I love him, I love his music, and I obviously love this idea. :)
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2:09PM on 01/05/2011

What If?

If Kurt Cobain wouldnt have died, we could have had a Cobain - Grohl songwriting team. Just think about that! They would have been the next Lennon - mcCartney no doubt.
But Grohl is the man! he's one of the last great songriters,musicians left.

And this idea is awesome. Go Foo!
If Kurt Cobain wouldnt have died, we could have had a Cobain - Grohl songwriting team. Just think about that! They would have been the next Lennon - mcCartney no doubt.
But Grohl is the man! he's one of the last great songriters,musicians left.

And this idea is awesome. Go Foo!
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12:14PM on 01/05/2011
The Foo Fighters are my favorite band of all time. my favorite video is Learn To Fly (featuring Tenacious D), and my favorite song will always be "Times Like These"
The Foo Fighters are my favorite band of all time. my favorite video is Learn To Fly (featuring Tenacious D), and my favorite song will always be "Times Like These"
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12:06PM on 01/05/2011
Grohl for President!!!
Grohl for President!!!
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7:35AM on 01/05/2011
Ditto on "Everlong"!
Hoping to see him in more comedies. He was awesome as satan in Tenacious D.
Ditto on "Everlong"!
Hoping to see him in more comedies. He was awesome as satan in Tenacious D.
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1:50AM on 01/05/2011
Everlong is probably my favorite Foo video. This is a pretty cool idea, i think i'm going to have to get in on this.
Everlong is probably my favorite Foo video. This is a pretty cool idea, i think i'm going to have to get in on this.
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1:24AM on 01/05/2011

Dave Grohl is definitely the fuckin' man!

that's cool that he's allowing his fans to become directors. Foo Fighters might have peaked as far as CD's go, but they're still a great band and Dave's one of the coolest guys in rock.
that's cool that he's allowing his fans to become directors. Foo Fighters might have peaked as far as CD's go, but they're still a great band and Dave's one of the coolest guys in rock.
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1:14AM on 01/05/2011
I stopped buying their albums after their fifth record. I honestly thought there third album, There Is Nothing Left To Lose was their best and last good album.

I'm still a fan of the band, just not their newer stuff. My favorite video has to be Learn To Fly and favorite Foo song would have to be a tie between everything on There Is Nothing Left To Lose. One of my favorite albums, so hard to pick just one favorite Foo song.

It's cool that they're letting their fans become directors.
I stopped buying their albums after their fifth record. I honestly thought there third album, There Is Nothing Left To Lose was their best and last good album.

I'm still a fan of the band, just not their newer stuff. My favorite video has to be Learn To Fly and favorite Foo song would have to be a tie between everything on There Is Nothing Left To Lose. One of my favorite albums, so hard to pick just one favorite Foo song.

It's cool that they're letting their fans become directors.
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12:28AM on 01/05/2011
Dave Grohl is still the fuckin man!!
Dave Grohl is still the fuckin man!!
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10:43PM on 01/04/2011
Everlong is the greatest song of all time. This is not debatable. It is just fact
Everlong is the greatest song of all time. This is not debatable. It is just fact
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9:23PM on 01/04/2011

Open to US residents only...

God dammit...
God dammit...
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9:09PM on 01/04/2011

FOO!!!!!!!!!!!

They are my all time favorite band! can't wait for the new album!!!
Damn I wish I had the resources to enter this contest that would be so footastic! :P
They are my all time favorite band! can't wait for the new album!!!
Damn I wish I had the resources to enter this contest that would be so footastic! :P
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